# How do you solve 5/8 = x/12?

Mar 4, 2016

$\frac{15}{2} = x$

#### Explanation:

$\frac{5}{8} = \frac{x}{12}$

To get x by itself, you must multiply each side by 12 (to cancel out the 12).

$12 \cdot \left(\frac{5}{8}\right) = \left(\frac{x}{12}\right) \cdot 12$

Simplify each side.

$\frac{60}{8} = x$

$\frac{15}{2} = x$